Key Bibliography


This is a partial list of key references on ICT and environmental regulation. Suggestions for additions are welcome.


Ad-Hoc Advisory Group, ‘ICT for Energy Efficiency’ (DG-Information Society and Media, AHAG2008) <> accessed 2014-08-27

Alex de Sherbinin, and Giri, Chandra, ‘Remote sensing in support of multilateral environmental agreements: what have we learned from pilot applications?’ <> accessed 2014-08-27

Alex de Sherbinin, ‘Remote sensing imagery: Making sense of available data’ (2002) Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 3

Alex de Sherbinin, Karen Kline, and Kal Raustiala, ‘Remote Sensing Data: Valuable Support for Environmental Treaties’ (2002) Environment 20

Alex de Sherbinin, Alexander M, ‘Remote sensing in support of ecosystem management treaties and transboundary conservation’) <> accessed 2014-05-19

Environmental Legal Information Systems, ‘A View from Space: Digital Earth Applications in Environmental Law and Resource Management’) <> accessed 2014-05-19

European Space Policy Institute, ‘Current Legal Issues for Satellite Earth Observation: Treaty Verification and Law Enforcement through Satellite Earth Observation; Privacy Conflicts from High Resolution Imaging’ ESPI2010) <> accessed 2014-05-19

International Chamber of Commerce, ‘ICTs and environmental sustainability’ ICC2010) <> accessed 2014-05-19

The Climate Group, SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age (Global eSustainability Initiative 2008)

Frans G. von der Dunk, ‘European Satellite Earth Observation: Law, Regulations, Policies, Projects, and Programmes’ (2008) Creighton Law Review 397

Afsah, Shakeb, Blackman, Allen, and Ratunanda, Damayanti, ‘How Do Public Disclosure Pollution Control Programs Work? Evidence From Indonesia’ <> accessed 2014-08-27

Arun Agrawal, Environmentality: technologies of government and the making of subjects (Duke University Press 2005)

Jusi Ahola and others, ‘ICT for environmental sustainability. Green ICT roadmap’ (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), <> accessed 2014-05-19

Ali M Al-Khouri, ‘Environment sustainability in the age of digital revolution: a review of the field’ (2013) American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 202

Hyunhae Bae, ‘Reducing Environmental Risks by Information Disclosure’ <> accessed 2014-05-19

Hyunhoe Bae, Peter Wilcoxen, and David Popp, ‘Information Disclosure Policy: Do State Data Processing Efforts Help More than the Information Disclosure Itself?’ (2010) Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 163

Fredrik Bengtsson and Par Agerfalk, ‘Information technology as a change actant in sustainability innovation: Insights from Uppsala’ (2011) The Journal of Strategic Information Systems 96

Eric Biber and Berry Brosi, ‘Officious Intermeddlers or Citizen Experts? Petitions and Public Production of Information in Environmental Law’ (2010) UCLA Law Review 321

Eric Biber, ‘The Problem of Environmental Monitoring’ (2011) University of Colorado Law Review 1

Geoffrey C. Bowker, ‘Biodiversity Datadiversity’ (2000) Social Studies of Science 643

William Boyd, ‘Ways of seeing in environmental law: how deforestation became an object of climate governance’ (2010) Ecology Law Quarterly 101

Linda K Breggin and Judith Amsalem, ‘Big Data and the Environment: A Survey of Initiatives and Observations Moving Forward’ (2014) Environmental Law Reporter 10984

Joaquin Canon-de-Francia, Concepcion Garces-Ayerbe, and Marisa Ramirez-Aleson, ‘Analysis of the effectiveness of the first European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER)’ (2008) Ecological Economics 83

Steve Carver and others, ‘Public Participation, GIS, and Cyberdemocracy: Evaluating On-line Spatial Decision Support Systems’ (2001) Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 907

David W. Case, ‘The Law and Economics of Environmental Information as Regulation’ (2001) Environmental Law Reporter 10773

———, ‘Corporate Environmental Reporting as Informational Regulation: A Law and Economics Perspective’ (2005) University of Colorado Law Review 379

Viet Dao, Ian Langella, and Jerry Carbo, ‘From green to sustainability: Information Technology and an integrated sustainability framework’ (2011) The Journal of Strategic Information Systems 63

Keith Dickerson  and others, ‘Using ICTs to Tackle Climate Change’ (International Telecommunications Union, 2010) <> accessed 2014-05-19

Holly Doremus, ‘Data Gaps in Natural Resource Management: Sniffing for Leaks along the Information Pipeline’ (2008) Indiana Law Journal 407

Paul N Edwards, \textitA vast machine: Computer models, climate data, and the politics of global warming (MIT Press 2010)

Daniel C. Esty, ‘Environmental Protection in the Information Age’ (2004) New York University Law Review 115

Daniel A. Farber (2007), ‘Bringing Environmental Assessment into the Digital Age’, in Jane Holder and Donald McGillivray (eds.), Taking Stock of Environmental Assessment: Law, Policy and Practice (Routledge-Cavendish).

Elizabeth Fisher, Pasky Pascual, and Wendy E. Wagner, ‘Understanding Environmental Models in Their Legal and Regulatory Context’ (2010) Journal of Environmental Law 251–283

Allison F Gardner, ‘Environmental Monitoring’s Undiscovered Country: Developing a Satellite Remote Monitoring System to Implement the Kyoto Protocol’s Global Emissions-Trading Program’ (2000) New York University Environmental Law Journal 152

Cristina Gouveia and others, ‘Promoting the use of environmental data collected by concerned citizens through information and communication technologies’ (2004) Journal of Environmental Management 135

Cristina Gouveia and Alexandra Fonseca, ‘New approaches to environmental monitoring: the use of ICT to explore volunteered geographic information’ (2008) GeoJournal 185

Don Grant and Andrew W Jones, ‘Do Manufacturers Pollute Less Under the Regulation-Through-Information Regime?’ (2004) The Sociological Quarterly 471

Mordechai E Haklay (2002), ‘Public Environmental Information Systems: Challenges and Perspectives’, (Department of Geography, University College London).

James T. Hamilton, Regulation through Revelation: The Origin, Politics, and Impacts of the Toxics Release Inventory Program (Cambridge University Press 2005)

———, Conserving Data in the Conservation Reserve: How a Regulatory Program Runs on Imperfect Information (RGG Press 2010)

Richard Heeks and Angelica V Ospina, ‘ICTs, climate change and development: Themes and strategic actions’ (2012)

Richard Heeks and Angelica V Ospina (eds), ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Case Evidence (Centre for Development Informatics, Manchester 2012)

Lorenz Hilty, Wolfgang Lohmann, and Elaine M Huang, ‘Sustainability and ICT – An overview of the field’ (2011) Notizie di Politeia 13–28

Lorenz M Hilty, Eberhard K Seifert, and Rene Treibert, Information systems for sustainable development (IGI Global 2005)

Lorenz M Hilty and Thomas F Ruddy, ‘Sustainable development and ICT interpreted in a natural science context: The resulting research questions for the social sciences’ (2010) Information, Communication and Society 7

Lorenz M Hilty and Bernard Aebischer, ‘ICT for sustainability: An emerging research field’ (2015) 3

Lorenz M. Hilty, Information Technology and Sustainability: Essays on the Relationship Between Information Technology and Sustainable Development (BoD — Books on Demand 2008)

Lorenz M. Hilty and others, ‘The Role of ICT in Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency’ <> accessed 2014-05-19

Sharon Hatch Hodge, ‘Satellite Data and Environmental Law: Technology Ripe for Litigation Application’ (1996) Pace Environmental Law Review 691

Meg Holden, ‘GIS in land use planning: lessons from critical theory and the Gulf Islands’ (2000) Journal of Planning Education and Research 287

John Houghton, ‘ICT and the Environment in Developing Countries: an Overview of Opportunities and Developments’ (2009) Communications and Strategies

infoDev, ‘ICTs and Climate Change’ <> accessed 2014-05-19

M.M. Jobe, ‘The Power of Information: The Example of the US Toxics Release Inventory’ (1999) Journal of Government Information 287

Bradley C. Karkkainen, ‘Information as Environmental Regulation: TRI and Performance Benchmarking, Precursor to a New Paradigm?’ (2001) Georgetown Law Journal 257

———, ‘Information-Forcing Environmental Regulation’ (2005) Florida State University Law Review 861

———, ‘Framing Rules: Breaking the Information Bottleneck’ (2008) New York University Environmental Law Journal 75

Rónán Kennedy, ‘Rethinking Reflexive Law for the Information Age: Hybrid and Flexible Regulation by Disclosure’ (2016) George Washington University Energy and Environmental Law Review 124

Madhu Khanna, Wilma Rose H. Quimio, and Dora Bojilova, ‘Toxics Release Information: A Policy Tool for Environmental Protection’ (1998) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 243

Paul R Kleindorfer and Eric W Orts, ‘Informational regulation of environmental risks’ (1998) Risk Analysis 155

Gerlinde Knetsch (2008), ‘REACh—Workflows and Software Tools for the Process of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of European Chemicals’, in Andreas Moeller, Bernd Page, and Martin Schreiber (eds.), Environmental Informatics and Industrial Ecology (Shaker Verlag).

Dinah A. Koehler and John D. Spengler, ‘The Toxic Release Inventory: Fact or Fiction? A Case Study of the Primary Aluminum Industry’ (2007) Journal of Environmental Management 296

Labelle, Richard, ‘ICTs for e-Environment: Guidelines for Developing Countries, with a Focus on Climate Change’ (International Telecommunication Union, 2008) <> accessed 2014-05-19

Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone and Antonella Zanzi, ‘Monitoring gas and water consumption through ICTs for improved user awareness’ (2010) Information, Communication and Society 121

Howard A Latin, Gary W Tannehill, and Robert E White, ‘Remote Sensing Evidence and Environmental Law’ (1976) California Law Review 1300

Soo-Yeun Lim, ‘Mandatory Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Disclosure to Encourage Corporate Self-Regulation of Emissions Reduction’ (2008) New York University Environmental Law Journal 854

Claire-Michelle Loock, Thorsten Staake, and Frederic Thiesse, ‘Motivating Energy-Efficient Behavior with Green IS: An Investigation of Goal Setting and the Role of Defaults.’ (2013) Mis Quarterly 1313

Lorenz, Erdmann and others, ‘The Future Impact of ICTs on Environmental Sustainability’ (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, 2004) <>

Mary L Lyndon, ‘The Environment on the Internet: The Case of the BP Oil Spill’ (2011) Elon Law Review 211

Molly K Macauley and Timothy Brennan, Enforcing environmental regulation: Implications of remote sensing technology (Resources for the Future 1998)

Molly K Macauley and Nathan Richardson, ‘Seeing the forests and the trees: Technological and regulatory impediments for global carbon monitoring’ (2011) Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1387

Thomas O. McGarity, ‘Hazardous Air Pollutants, Migrating Hot Spots, and the Prospect of Data-Driven Regulation of Complex Industrial Complexes’ (2008) Texas Law Review 1445

Nigel P Melville, ‘Information systems innovation for environmental sustainability’ (2010) MIS Quarterly 1

Mickoleit, Arthur, ‘Greener and smarter: ICTs, the environment and climate change’ (OECD Publishing, 2010) <> accessed 2014-05-19

Oana Mitrea, Matthias Werner, and Hajo Greif, ‘Sustainability ICT Visions and Their Embedding in Technology Construction’ (2010) Information, Communication and Society 48

Franz Mochty and others (2002), ‘Electronic Data Management in Austrian Waste Management Act 2002’, in Werner Pillmann and Klaus Tochtermann (eds.), Environmental Communication in the Information Society: Proceedings of the 16th Conference (International Society for Environmental Protection).


Masami Onoda, ‘Satellite observation of greenhouse gases: Monitoring the climate change regime’ (2008) Space Policy 190

Harlan J Onsrud (1995), ‘The role of law in impeding and facilitating the sharing of geographic information’, in Harlan J Onsrud and Gerard Rushton (eds.), Sharing geographic information (CUPR Press).

Angelica V Ospina and Richard Heeks, ‘ICTs and climate change adaptation: Enabling innovative strategies’ (2011) UK: Strategy Brief, Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester.

Christine Overdevest and Brian Mayer, ‘Harnessing the Power of Information Through Community Monitoring: Insights from Social Science’ (2008) Texas Law Review 1493

Ray Purdy, ‘Satellites: A New Era for Environmental Compliance?’ (2006) Journal for European Environmental and Planning Law 406

———, Satellite Monitoring of Environmental Laws: Lessons to be learnt from Australia (Centre for Law and the Environment 2010)

Rosenqvist, A. and others, ‘Remote Sensing and the Kyoto Protocol: A Review of Available and Future Technology for Monitoring Treaty Compliance’ <> accessed 2014-05-19

Ake Rosenqvist and others, ‘A review of remote sensing technology in support of the Kyoto Protocol’ (2003) Environmental Science and Policy 441

Ake Rosenqvist and others, ‘The potential of long-wavelength satellite-borne radar to support implementation of the Ramsar Wetlands Convention’ (2007) Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystem 229

Andrew Schatz, ‘Regulating Greenhouse Gases By Mandatory Information Disclosure’ (2008) Virginia Environmental Law Journal 335

Yolande Strengers, ‘Designing eco-feedback systems for everyday life’, Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2011)

———, ‘Negotiating everyday life: The role of energy and water consumption feedback’ (2011) Journal of Consumer Culture 319

———, ‘Peak electricity demand and social practice theories: Reframing the role of change agents in the energy sector’ (2012) Energy Policy 226

———, Smart Energy Technologies in Everyday Life: Smart Utopia? (Palgrave Macmillan 2013)

Bill Tomlinson, Greening Through IT: Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability (MIT Press 2010)

Bill Tomlinson, M. Six Silberman, and Jim White, ‘Can More Efficient IT Be Worse for the Environment?’ (2011) Computer

Anthony Vodacek, ‘Environmental applications of remote sensing’ (2000) Informatik/Informatique 21

Richard T Watson, Marie-Claude Boudreau, and Adela J Chen, ‘Information Systems and Environmentally Sustainable Development: Energy Informatics and New Directions for the IS Community’ (2010) MIS Quarterly 23

Richard T Watson and others, ‘An information strategy for environmental sustainability’ (2012) Communications of the ACM 28

RT Watson, MC Boudreau, and AJ Chen, ‘Information systems and environmentally sustainable development: energy informatics and new directions for the IS community’ (2010) MIS Quarterly

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